Science & Tech

The Biggest Lesson from the Army’s Connect-Everything Experiment

New labs to test interconnections are the key to joint all-domain command and control.

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Pentagon’s Top Science Official Adds to Tech-Breakthrough Wishlist

Heidi Shyu, R&D undersecretary, said she went looking for tech areas to trim—and found that some vital ones had been overlooked.

How Well Can AI Pick Targets From Satellite Photos? Army Test Aims to Find Out

The Scarlet Dragon exercise is evaluating ways the service might put new tools to use in the very near term.

America’s First Exascale Supercomputer Is ‘On Track’ for 2021 Deployment

Next-gen systems like Oak Ridge's latest are expected to drive unprecedented innovation.

Soldiers’ Super Suits Will Sense Surroundings Soon

Tooth microphones and spider senses could be coming to a battlefield near you.

Air Force Chief Anticipates ‘Something Special’ for B-21 Public Debut

The Raider is still on schedule to make its first test flight with the next year, Air Force chief says.

An Army Pilot Just Re-Invented Flight Training for the Digital Era

By teaching an AI to read instruments with a camera, you get the best of the human and machine worlds.

Learn to Use Data or Risk Dying in Battle, New Army Project Teaches

Project Ridgway pushes soldiers to use—and even create—the artificial-intelligence tools that will confer military advantage.

US Air Force Developing Combat Tanker-Airlifter that Can Land on Water

In a conflict with China, aircraft will need flexibility in basing, and that means water takeoffs, landings.

How Equipment Left In Afghanistan Will Expose US Secrets

Even rendered inoperable, equipment now in the hands of the Taliban will yield troves of information about how the U.S. builds weapons and uses them.

USAF Wants Wearables to Spot Outbreaks Faster

Top officials are also looking into data integration and digital traceability tools to help keep staff healthy.

This May Be First Step In Curing PTSD With A Pill

A start-up, funded in part by the U.S. Army, could be on track to revolutionizing what we know about PTSD.